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Old 12-21-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Hey Kevin!

Hey man,

What was that north shore bike review site you said was good again? Any other good sites? How you liking the A-line?

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Old 12-22-2003, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hey homo, how's it going? Long time no see.
That web site is www.nsmb.com
My A-Line took the entire season of thrashing (non stop Whistler) and the only thing I had to replace on it was the brake pads. It's a bit of a tank but perfect for Whistler. Not sure I'd recommend it for the shore though, a little on the heavy side and not that nimble.
The 2004 A-Line will have the new 888 forks which should shave about 7lbs off the front end. The frame is a little different too but it keeps 8 inches of travel at both ends.
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Old 12-22-2003, 08:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, I thought it was that site.

I'm thinking about the '04 six. That thing looks sweet, and seems to be more "all mountain" than the '04 fluid 1 that I was considering. This biatch has to climb too. Hear anything about it yet?


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Old 12-23-2003, 11:46 AM   #4
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I haven't heard much about the'04s. Why not get a Shore or Big Hit? They're pretty good all mountain machines.
More suspension travel is better. Especially when you get hooked on lift accessed biking
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:27 PM   #5
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Cool. Yah, I need something that will climb too. Not all of us are priveleged enough to have frequent visits to lift accessible trails , besides, i want to do the s2s next year, and i don't think it'll be fun doing it on a 50lb bike.

BTW, which bike rack did you end up getting? I'd like a trunk mounted one, as lifting a 40lb mudbogged bike ontop of my car isn't really appealling to me.

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Old 12-27-2003, 11:27 PM   #6
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The bike rack I got is a hitch mounted one (Sport Rack), not a trunk mount. I thought you would have remembered making fun of the trailer hitch on my car.....
Those clamp on trunk mounted ones suck, tried different ones and wouldn't recommend any of them.
Me at Whistler \/ \/ \/

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Old 12-28-2003, 12:01 AM   #7
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Yah, that's what I thought (for the rack). Does it hold the bike well? How many bikes can it hold? Where did you get it at?

BTW, nice crossup. I gotta get out and ride, I'm such a ***** now; haven't really ridden in years.
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:48 PM   #8
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The rack I got was cheap, like $130 or something like that. With just my bike, it's very solid and i've track tested it up to 160km/hr and .9g's (on a track of course).
It will hold two 'normal' bikes but has a limit of 80lbs so I wouldn't trust it with two d/h rigs on it for a ride up to Whistler.
BTW, that's not me in the pic. I'm just out of the picture above his head passing him in the air
You should come up to Whistler with me when they re-open in the spring. I don't plan on doing any riding this winter so I'll be rusty come spring time.
Maybe a few other iClubers can come up too. You would probably look like a superhero compared to any of these clowns
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:21 PM   #9
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I wanna go to Whistler and ride down the mountain. I'm a total wuss though, so I'll prob. take the windy-easy routes. Got an important event this summer, so I don't want to mess up my body before then!

Besides, my 2.5" travel fork won't do well on the big jumps!

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:33 PM   #10
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Besides, my 2.5" travel fork won't do well on the big jumps!
Your hands would be ripped apart after the first run
I went there with my old cross country bike that had the original Manitu forks, 2.0 inches of travel. If I took it easy I could last the day, if I went balls out my hands would be raw after one run.
Basically more suspension travel just lets you go faster before your hands start to hurt.
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Old 12-29-2003, 01:36 AM   #11
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Basically more suspension travel just lets you go faster before your hands start to hurt.
Damnit! If only i could extend that point to one of my other more hands on activites .

BTW, where you get your rack from; I like how it folds up and down. How secure is it (for locking purposes). Is there a local retailer for hidden hitches? what size was your A-line again? Still debating between a S and XS.

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Old 12-29-2003, 02:49 AM   #12
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BTW, where you get your rack from; I like how it folds up and down. How secure is it (for locking purposes). Is there a local retailer for hidden hitches? what size was your A-line again? Still debating between a S and XS.
I got my rack at Rack Attack. As far as locking goes, I don't think I'd leave an expensive bike on any rack unattended. For locking the rack to the car, you could just chain the rack to the eyelets of the hitch. Personally, my rack folds up so I just put it in the trunk when I'm biking.
My A-Line is a medium. The new A-Line frame has more standover height so a small might be good enough. An XS might be too cramped.
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